Something missed at PSO training? Stand on the left!

The first Protective Service Officers started duty tonight at Flinders Street and Southern Cross Stations. They may not be the best solution to public transport security, but I’m sure passengers will welcome them, and wish them luck.

Yes, PSOs get less training than police. That’s because they have more restricted powers (limited to railway stations and surrounds), and more restricted duties (they’re not going to go and investigate burglaries, for example).

But something their training should include — especially if they’re going to keep commuters on-side — is to stand on the left of the escalators.

Something missed at PSO training: Stand on the left of the escalators

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

4 replies on “Something missed at PSO training? Stand on the left!”

I’m surprised your camera was still in tact after taking that shot Daniel. Don’t you know it’s illegal to take photos in Melbourne’s train stations without a photography permit, and banned outright at all the underground city loop stations.

Tsk, tsk.

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